A Queens dad was arrested this week under Leandra's Law after cruising down the pedestrian-only Rockaway Beach Boulevard completely drunk with six kids in tow. Doesn't he know one should always hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach?

Renato Bernal, 41, had almost one-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit when he drove the kids down 30 blocks on the Boardwalk. One woman sounded perversely impressed: "That was pretty bold. He could have hit anybody walking," said neighbor Marguerite Young, 33.

Of course, Bernal nearly did hit James Beatty, who was walking on the Boardwalk near Beach 73rd St. around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. When cops caught him 35 blocks away at Beach 108th St., he told them, "I was not driving anywhere near the Boardwalk. I didn't have anything to drink." But prosecutors say Bernal had bloodshot eyes, booze on his breath and registered a 0.122 on a blood-alcohol test. "It's a miracle that no one was injured or killed," said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Among the six kids in the car were Bernal's two daughters, 16 and 14 , and two 7-year-old nephews.

Under Leandra's Law, it is a felony to drive drunk with children in the car; Bernal faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. A mother in upstate NY was also arrested under Leandra's Law this week, for driving while drunk with six children in the car.